Craig Freshley

Politics in the Age of Twitter

Jan 16, 2018

Where once pamphlets were a way for politicians to distribute their ideas, attack political enemies, and reach an audience, today we have Twitter.  We’ll discuss the role of Twitter in current day politics and how it is changing political discourse and impacting social movements. 

Guests:  Judith E. Rosenbaum, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Maine.  Author of Constructing Digital Cultures – Tweets, Trends, Race, and Gender.Brooke Foucault Welles, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and a faculty affiliate of the Network Science Institute and NU Lab for Texts, Maps and Networks at Northeastern University.Craig Freshley, creator of Make Shift Coffee House conversations

Our panelists discuss how they are attempting to bring people from different political outlooks together for conversations about moving forward without the heated rhetoric that is often found in today's political climate.

Guests:  Craig Freshly, Head Helper with Good Decisions, Inc. He's a professional speaker, author, and meeting facilitator. He's the creator of Make Shift Coffee House, which is where people with differing political views can meet and learn from each other. 

Bridging the Political Divide

Jun 13, 2017

A Maine mediator is seeking to bridge the political divide by bringing together people of different political views for polite, respectful conversations.

Guests: Craig Freshley, Make Shift Coffee House organizer and professional meeting moderator.

Click here to visit the Make Shift Coffee House website.

Dr. Demi Kouzounas, DMD, Chair, Maine Republican Party

Phillip Bartlett, Esq., Chair, Maine Democratic Party